I swear the gremlins are out to get our servers.
Since I last talked about “Project White
Elephant”, P had taken on the project and set up the pair of redunant
servers that live somewhere in the Great Plain States (aka “fly-over country”). Ever since, I haven't had to deal
with it, and from what I understand, it's been running quite smoothly over
the past year, year and a half.
Until this week.
Wouldn't you know it, the backup machine, which has a RAID system, blew up.
got totally borked, so it had to be rebuilt and reinstalled.
Normally, this wouldn't be a problem.
But see, if P wasn't on vacation in another hemisphere of the globe
for the past month (and he won't be back until the middle of this
month), it probably wouldn't have blown up.
So now Smirk phoned me and said “Fix this.”
Not only does it involve control panels (hssssssssssssss) but
MySQL replication, automatic fail over, blah blah yada yada …
As if the past few weeks haven't been horrible enough.
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